Tag Archives: nutrition


  Did you know that restricting forage (hay) is the MOST stressful thing you can do to your horse? And, as such, to his hooves? Read more here: https://scootboots.com/blogs/blog/hay-is-for-hooves

An Herbal Garden for Your Horse!

Thinking about planning an herbal garden for your horse or for your family, yourself?  Here are some great tips!!! http://www.equineherbalist.ie/blog/76-planning-on-planting-some-herb-some-things-to-keep-in-mind.html  

Got it all?

  Well — with the discovery of a certain brand of essential oils I now feel I’ve gotten the WHOLE picture for the WHOLE Horse … WHOLE HEALTH for the…

Signs of Magnesium Deficiency in your Horse

  “Some common signs of magnesium deficiency may include: * Nervous, anxious temperament * Sudden shying at familiar objects * Violent pulling-back when tied * Dislike of grooming * Aggression…

The IR Horse

This is a brief summary of what I studied this morning: Some quote from studies that might help: (I made some notes in [brackets] following specific quote. “Interestingly, fiber from…


“Insulin’s job is to open up sites on cell membranes to allow the influx of glucose, a cell’s source of fuel. Cells that no longer respond to the advances of…

Diet for the IR:Metabolic Horse

Excerpt from article by Dr. Melyni Worth, Diet Recommendations for Equine Cushings and Cushings-Like-Syndrome, AKA Insulin Resistance PLEASE NOTE: [notes in brackets and italics mine for references] Dietary (non-drug) supplements…

Adding “Natural” into your Horse’s Diet

The ingredients in the bucket don’t LOOK like the traditional feed for a horse … you know, that pelleted concentrated grains or the sweet feed.

It’s not.